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It began in 2012 with the stepped noses in F1 and the new IndyCar that looked like it was wearing a diaper.

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Though to be fair, the Indy Racing League and IndyCar never had a good looking car until 2018, when they finally realized they needed to copy CART’s style.

F1 calmed down after 2012 but when they widened the cars in 2017 they forgot to hold down shift as they clicked and dragged and now they’re longer than a school bus.

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Add in the insane amounts of rake angle, the Halo, and all the tiny little aero bits that look like a carbon fiber jet engine exploded nearby and embedded its compressor blades into the car, and it keeps getting worse.

Sports cars and prototypes have at least gotten better. Grand-Am/IMSA traded the unspeakably ugly Daytona Prototypes of the 2000's for the low-budget Group-C replicas in 2012 and the current LMP2+ formula looks awesome. WEC/ELMS cars always looked pretty good but I prefer the looks of the closed-cockpit prototypes they’ve been using this decade.

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Is it just me that has this opinion or is it more widespread?

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